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Title Media capture : how money, digital platforms, and governments control the news / edited by Anya Schiffrin
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (vii, 315 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Overview. Introduction / Anya Schiffrin -- How Silicon Valley copied Wall Street's media capture playbook / Rana Foroohar -- From media capture to platform capture / Nikki Usher -- Media capture and the crisis in local journalism / Philip M. Napoli -- Nobody home / Noam Cohen -- Examples of problems. A serf on Google's farm / Josh Marshall -- The rise and fall of blogging in the 2000s / Felix Salmon -- Digital payola : policing the open contributor network / James Ledbetter -- Media capture and the corporate education-reform philanthropies / Andrea Gabor -- Using old media to capture new in Turkey / Andrew Finkel -- A loud silence / Raju Narisetti -- The capture of Britain's feral beast / Mary Fitzgerald, James Cusick, and Peter Geoghegan -- Solutions. A global strategy for combating media capture / Mark M. Nelson -- The hamster wheel, triumphant : commercial models for journalism are not working; let's try something else / Dean Starkman and Ryan Chittum -- Building trust (and a trust) / Andrew Sullivan -- Defending vanguard journalists / Joel Simon -- Do technology companies care about journalism? / Emily Bell
Summary "Who controls the media today? There are many media systems across the globe that claim to be free yet whose independence has been eroded. As demagogues rise, independent voices have been squeezed out. Corporate-owned media companies that act in the service of power increasingly exercise soft censorship. Tech giants such as Facebook and Google have dramatically changed how people access information, with consequences that are only beginning to be felt. This book features pathbreaking analysis from journalists and academics of the changing nature and peril of media capture-how formerly independent institutions fall under the sway of governments, plutocrats, and corporations. Contributors including Emily Bell, Felix Salmon, Joshua Marshall, Joel Simon, and Nikki Usher analyze diverse cases of media capture worldwide, many drawn from firsthand experience. They examine the role played by new media companies and funders, showing how the confluence of the growth of big tech and falling revenues for legacy media has led to new forms of control. Contributions also shed light on how the rise of right-wing populists has catalyzed the crisis of global media. They also chart a way forward, exploring the growing need for a policy response and sustainable models for public-interest investigative journalism. Providing valuable insight into today's urgent threats to media independence, Media Capture is essential reading for anyone concerned with defending press freedom in the digital age"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ProQuest Ebook Central, viewed August 27, 2021)
Subject Freedom of the press.
Mass media and business.
Government and the press.
Press and politics.
Social media -- Influence.
Internet industry -- Influence
Journalism -- Objectivity.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
Prensa y política
Información -- Manipulación
Freedom of the press.
Government and the press.
Journalism -- Objectivity.
Mass media and business.
Press and politics.
Social media -- Influence.
Genre/Form Libros electrónicos
Form Electronic book
Author Schiffrin, Anya, 1962- author.
LC no. 2020048106
ISBN 0231548028